Co-Founder and Executive Director
Gary brings extensive leadership experience to Hockey Helps The Homeless including over 25 years in the consumer packed goods industry working with large, global companies such as Cadbury, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Having spent the last 10 years in senior executive roles in both Canada and the US, Gary’s most recent role was with Cadbury North America as General Manager, Canada.
Gary is the co-founder of what was initially called Hockey for the Homeless and was responsible for leading the organization’s expansion into the Quebec market in 2003. Upon his return from the US in 2007, Gary sparked a vision to take Hockey Helps The Homeless across Canada. Today, Hockey Helps The Homeless operates in 5 of 6 Canadian NHL cities , with more locations on the way. In March 2011, Gary made the decision to retire from corporate life so that he could devote all of his energy, passion and experience to the organization in his new role as Executive Director.